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Al Jazeera America
Feb 26, 2014 11:30am EST
the island kenneth mcclinton, former secretary of state and former senator. and from the institute of puerto rican and latino studies in connecticut, and executive director of the national puerto rico chamber of commerce, kenneth mcclintock, let me start with you. this is not something that happened overnight. what's been going on, on the island that's deepened the economic crisis there? >> well, for over 60 years we've been getting special treatment, special temporary treatment. when you have special tax treatment from the federal government that can be wiped away in a minute you're not going to be able to develop sustainable economic growth. for sustainable economic growth you have to have permanent policies in place. temporary special treatments can only trigger economic spurts but not economic growth. puerto rico needs economic growth since the constitution was approved in 1952 there has been no change in the economic gap. we're one-third of the national economy then, we're still one-third national income per capita today. we have to try something different. in puerto rico in 2012 said t
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